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Arizona man Steven Arthur Martis convicted for threatening to kill Nancy Pelosi

A jury convicted an Arizona man Thursday for threatening to homicide Speaker Nancy Pelosi, federal officers introduced.

In a January voicemail to Pelosi’s Washington, D.C., workplace, Steven Arthur Martis mentioned “I’m going to kill you,” the Department of Justice revealed Friday. Authorities mentioned Martis then left one other threatening voicemail wherein he mentioned, “You’re dead.”

Martis — a 77-year-old from Bullhead City — faces sentencing on Jan. 25 for one rely of speaking an interstate risk, the DOJ introduced.  

The pair of calls to Pelosi (D-Calif.) got here after the FBI had warned Martis about comparable earlier calls, in accordance to the US Attorney’s Office of Arizona.   

“This case is an important reminder that, although the First Amendment protects our right to free speech, which is one of our most precious individual rights, the United States Attorney’s Office takes threats to kill or harm another individual through a phone call or other form of interstate communication very seriously,” Acting United States Attorney Glenn B. McCormick mentioned Friday in an announcement.

Nancy Pelosi.
Steven Martis additionally left one other threatening voicemail for Speaker Nancy Pelosi wherein he mentioned, “You’re dead.”
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